Professor Mike Ferguson has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Mike said, "This prize is of particular significance to me; Professor C.C. Wang is an outstanding pioneer of molecular parasitology. He made a number of seminal discoveries on the trypanosomes that cause African sleeping sickness and, together with his wife Alice, on the Giardia parasites that cause a form of dysentery.
“It is a great honour to be selected by a distinguished panel of peers for an award endowed by, and bearing the names of, Alice and C.C. Wang."
Mike will receive the award and deliver the prize lecture at the ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego in April next year.